Gojek, Traveloka will not offer courses in preemployment card training: Program management

first_imgThe program, which aims to help people whose jobs and businesses had been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, eventually partnered with eight online learning platforms, including Skill Academy by Ruangguru, MauBelajarApa and Pintaria, to provide such courses.The preemployment card program, which was launched on April 11 to accommodate 5.6 million eligible recipients this year, recently drew criticism over its lack of transparency in appointing its partners.Many accused the government of conflict of interest for partnering with online learning platform Skill Academy, which was linked to then-presidential expert staff member Adamas Belva Syah Devara. He later resigned from his post and continued his role as CEO of education tech firm Ruangguru, the parent company of Skill Academy.Denni said her side had held consultations since last year with tech companies, researchers, labor unions, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and representatives from more than 50 companies before the appointments.The current eight partner platforms were chosen because they had met the requirements, such as operating at a national scale, the necessary information and technology capacity, relevant courses and partnerships with training institutions.“We invited Bukalapak, Tokopedia, Gojek and others, but they do not offer courses,” said Denni, who formerly served as the President’s economic policy adviser. “That was the reason we invited Ruangguru and MauBelajarApa.”Gojek, employing more than 1 million drivers, is however, partnering with the program by providing a payment platform through its e-wallet Gopay. The preemployment card program is also partnering with two other digital payment platforms,  Ovo and LinkAja, and state-owned lender Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) to disburse cash assistance as part of the Rp 3.5 million (US$231.66) in benefits for each recipient.Topics : The management of the government’s preemployment card program revealed Wednesday that it had failed to persuade ride-hailing decacorn Gojek and online airline ticketing and hotel booking unicorn Traveloka to be its partners.The management’s executive director, Denni Purbasari, said her side had asked Gojek and Traveloka, valued at US$10 billion and $1 billion respectively, to provide online courses to enhance the skills of the program’s eligible unemployment benefit recipients.“Gojek and Traveloka said: ‘We do not want to participate right now,’” Denni said in an online talk. “After making their assessments, they concluded that [the offer] was not in line with their core businesses.”last_img read more

Iloilo further trims returning LSIs to 550

first_imgILOILO – From 750, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. further trimmed down to 550 the number of Ilonggo locally stranded individuals (LSIs)  returning to the province per week. * the return of ROFs and LSIs shall be subject to coordination with and acceptance of either the province or the municipality of destination The EO took effect immediately. “Only a maximum of 300 passengers shall be allowed in inbound flights per week for air travel, and a maximum of 250 passengers in inbound voyages per week for sea travel,” read part of Defensor’s order. The 250 passengers in inbound voyages also have a cap – 200 passengers per week from Luzon and 50 passengers per week from Mindanao. As for airlines, “only a maximum of 300 passengers shall be allowed in inbound flights per week, and shall be carried at a maximum of 100 passengers per flight.” * undergo Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR Test) before travel  “Wala sang local government unit nga makasarang mag-quarantine sang tanan nga naga-abot adlaw-adlaw,” he said./PNcenter_img In Executive Order (EO) No. 128-H issued yesterday, Defensor also said this 550 included repatriated overseas Filipinos (ROFs). In addition to these caps, returning LSIs and ROFs from coronavirus disease-high risk areas must meet the following requirements: * ROFs (except overseas Filipino workers travelling under the auspices of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) and LSIs shall secure a medical certificate from the originating/sending local government unit, and a travel authority from the Chief of Police or higher command, provided that provincial governors, in coordination with the Philippine National Police, may also issue a travel authority to their returning constituents (the travel authority shall not be valid for any return trip) * undergo 14-day quarantine upon arrival — at the quarantine facility of their local government units or in commercial/tourism accommodation establishments but at their own expense The return of LSIs and ROFs must be regulated, stressed Defensor, so as not to overwhelm local government units’ quarantine facilities and hospitals. Defensor gave to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP-Iloilo) the discretion to prorate the 300 passengers among three airlines – Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air and AirAsia.last_img read more

Energised Powell ready for Pride clash

first_img(CMC) – Exciting all-rounder Rovman Powell has given the assurance Jamaica Scorpions will be ready for their clash with Barbados Pride in today’s final of the Regional Super50.The 23-year-old was one of the stars for his side as they clobbered two-time reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Wednesday’s first semi-final by 292 runs, to surge into the championship game.“We are focusing on what we have control over and how we as a team play and once we play good enough cricket – each and everyone in the team come to the party – I think Jamaica Scorpions have a very good chance of lifting the title,” the West Indies player said.“It’s just for us now to regroup and come again. There’s not a lot a time before the final so it’s always important to keep that competitive edge about us going into the final.”Powell produced a man-of-the-match performance, slamming a scintillating 95 to help Scorpions amass a regional record 434 for four off their 50 overs at Coolidge Cricket Ground.Though opener Chadwick Walton (117) and Jermaine Blackwood (108 not out) struck maiden centuries, it was Powell’s astonishing exhibition of hitting that took Scorpions past 400.He faced just 45 deliveries and belted six fours and nine sixes, in an entertaining 163-run third-wicket partnership with Blackwood.“I couldn’t ask for a better game. I think the team played well and the team gave me the (support) to come out and execute what I did. So all kudos go to the team,” he pointed out.“It wasn’t easy. We came up against a lot of experienced bowlers in the Trinidad unit but the platform was laid for a person like me with a little bit of power and I think I did my talent and my team justice.“What I did was take a few balls first (before) I got going and after I got going, I could expand and go big.”Powell then returned with his varied medium pace to snatch five for 36 and complete a brilliant all-round performance, as Red Force crashed for just 142.The haul was his maiden five-wicket effort in 50-overs competition and he said he had made use of a wicket which played to his strengths.“To be honest, the wicket suited me,” he noted.“It was not the fastest wicket and once the wicket isn’t fast, medium pacers who bowl a lot of cutters and use their fingers on the ball can get a lot of assistance because it’s not a fast wicket so some of the balls will grip and some will slide through.“It was a matter of coming out here and executing.”last_img read more